pica definition

  • noun:
    • A printer's product of type dimensions, equal to 12 points or about 1/6 of an inch.
    • An equivalent unit of composition dimension used in determining the proportions of outlines, illustrations, or imprinted pages.
    • A type size for typewriters, supplying ten characters into the inch.
    • An abnormal craving or desire for food for nonfood substances, such soil, paint, or clay.
    • A vitiated desire for food that craves what's unfit for meals, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia.
    • A size of kind.
    • A unit of measure comparable to 12 things.
    • A Roman Catholic solution book; a form of ecclesiastical schedule book.
    • Archaic form of pika. (little rodent)
    • The genus which includes the magpies.
    • A vitiated desire for food that craves what's unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia.
    • A service-book. See Pie.
    • A size of kind next larger than small pica, and smaller than English.
    • A genus of oscine passerine wild birds associated with family Corvidæ and sub-family Garrulinæ, having an exceptionally long graduated tail, the nostrils covered with antrorse plumules, in addition to plumage iridescent grayscale; the magpies.
    • [lowercase] A bird associated with the genus Pica; a pie; a magpie.
    • In medication, a vitiated craving for what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, or coal.
    • Eccles., same as ordinal, 2 .
    • An alphabetical catalogue of names and things in moves and records.
    • A size of printing-type, about 6 lines to the inch, advanced between the sizes English (larger) and small-pica (smaller).
    • a linear unit (1/6 inches) found in printing
    • an eating disorder, frequent in children, which non-nutritional things tend to be consumed persistently
    • magpies

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